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5 Easy Pieces

By Rod Heard

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Arranged for trumpet and trombone with piano accompaniment - suitable for grades 1 to 3
A collection of compositions in popular styles including, rock, swing/shuffle, Latin, rag and waltz.  Composed 2018

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ISMN 9790720214023

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5 Pieces for Easy Trumpet

By Rod Heard

Regular price $25.00 Sale

Trumpet and piano - suitable for grades 1 to 2
A collection of compositions in popular styles including, rock, swing/shuffle, Latin, rag and waltz.  Composed 2017
Includes CD of perfomance and piano accompaniment for all pieces

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ISMN 9790720172316

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70% Cocoa

By Karlin G Love

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Solo piano, c.2'00

70% Cocoa was composed in response to a themed challenge: ‘Momentary Pleasures'. “Momentary Pleasures?” said my friend, “That’s chocolate.”
Combine the sensation of smooth, dark chocolate dissolving in the mouth with overtone building up inside the piano during long passages with the pedal down. This piece depicts one story of chocolate for me; there are many others. 70% is bittersweet – as is the history of chocolate whether or not it is fair-trade, organic, sugar free, etc. For the compulsive musicologist: the main scale used is 70% black notes.
Composed 2017

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ISMN 97907206187

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A Little Lovely Dream, A

By Hugh Dixon

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25 works composed by Hugh Dixon.Includes works for voice, piano and French horn. Performed by Wendy Dixon (soprano), Lisa Wynn-Allen and Michael Dixon (French horn) and David Miller (piano).
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1 A Little Lovely Dream 
2  My True Love Hath My Heart 
3  Tiger, Tiger
Five Shakespeare Songs (4-10)
4   Sweet Music's Power 
5  Fairy Song 
6  Fear No More 
7  Titania's Lullaby 
9  Horses on the Camargue 
10  The Blue Wrens and the Butcher-bird 
Nocturnes (11-18)
11  To-night the winds begin to rise 
12  High Tide 
13  To the Moon 
14  Nightingales 
15  Tears 
16  Mad Song 
17  The Mystic's Prayer
18  Daybreak
Songs of Mystic Jade (19-25)
19  Return of Spring 
20  Set Free 
21  Fascination 
22  Tranquil Repose 
23  Despondent 
24  Concentration
25  Motion

Print music for most of the works are available online.
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A Musical Missionary: The Life and Music of Dulcie Holland

By Rita Crews and Jeanell Carrigan

Regular price $45.00 Sale

Biography of Dulcie Holland co-authored by Rita Crews OAM and Jeanell Carrigan AM

This wonderful Australian woman composer deserved to have her life and music celebrated much earlier, not twenty years after her death. But now it is been written by two musicians: one who knew Holland and had the opportunity to discuss her music with her; and one who has come to know Dulcie Holland from playing many of her remarkable compositions. Fortunately, there are detailed interviews available, giving a very good insight into Holland’s thought processes and providing an absolute wealth of information​.

Holland was such a modest woman that she probably would have thought her music - and her life - was not worth writing about. She was always described as having an engaging and outgoing personality. She considered herself to be first a pianist, then a composer and thirdly a teacher, but composed music well into her eighties.
Her compositions, numbering at least 330, included music in all genres except opera, though her musical play Jenolan Adventure, was certainly a work of drama for the stage. Documentary films, chamber music, works for orchestra, instrumental solos, many keyboard works and at least thirty songs are all part of her immense contribution to Australian composition.

She is undoubtedly best known for the numerous musicianship and theory textbooks that she wrote over many years. Even the catalogue listing at the National Library mentions that “Holland’s name became synonymous with music theory in Australia.” Despite the obvious advantages of being the Australian expert on music theory, it has meant that Holland herself and some of her more serious compositions have been overlooked by musical critics.

It is a tragedy that a biography and discussion about Holland’s music has taken until now to be written. She is certainly a composer who deserves to be celebrated. In her own words:

But after many years of writing music, simply because I had the urge to do so, I have reached the strong conclusion that music is greater than the sum of all those who contribute to it, and that instead of adding to the volume of music that has been composed, it would be much more valuable to make new converts for music, to share my enthusiasm for it with those possibly as yet unaware, and to stimulate them to find out more of its mysteries and delights. I have had first-hand opportunities to observe how young people develop, how their tastes may be formed, and their imagination fired, and ultimately how their lives can be enriched by a knowledge and love of music. To encourage others along these lines has become my mission in life, and I dare to hope that my influence for good may continue long after my earthly life ends, thus adding significantly to the quality of life in at least one small part of this world.

Composing is very difficult. It needs a lot of concentration and dedication to get things just right. I feel I’m a missionary in music in a way. [Dulcie Holland. 'Contemporary Music Review', 1994, Vol. 11]

ISBN 9781876829643

Aaron's Eight

By Phillip Wilcher

Regular price $28.00 Sale

Solo piano, c.20'30. Grade L.Mus - Professional
Eight pieces dedicated to the late International pianist, Aaron McMillan.

Recorded on the CD, Bundanon by Jeanell Carrigan (Wirr 023), available online


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ISMN M720072531

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Abbey Steps, The

By Robert Burrell

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For Choir or vocal ensemble.  Indeterminate duration.
The Abbey Steps began its life as a haiku of the worn  steps that lead up into the side chapel of Salisbury Cathedral.  Music written for voices in the post-modern style.  Composed 2014

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ISMN 9790720146843
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ABC of Blues Book 1, The

By Mark Matthews

Regular price $15.00 Sale

This fun seven-set of 12 bar blues pieces is an excellent start for a junior student wanting to venture into blues studies or a later beginner or intermediate who is yet to be exposed to the genre.


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ABC of Blues 1 - sheet music

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Abendlied

By Colin Brumby

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Viola and piano, c.3'00.  AMEB Manual List B, Level 2 5th grade
Composed 2001

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ISMN 9790720101804

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About the drought

By Mark Matthews

Regular price $0.00 Sale

Available in digital download only, see below.  NOT available as hard copy

Following months of drought then horrific bush fires throughout Australia, the composer was moved to write several pieces of piano music reflecting these dreadful conditions that are currently prevailing. 

  • About the drought - grade 3 and 5
  • Strong at the broken places - grade 4 also available online

Composed 2020 January

     ISMN 970 0 720226736

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       ISMN 970 0 720226729

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      Absence - String Quartet No. 3

      By Houston Dunleavy

      Regular price $25.00 Sale

      For String Quartet, c.7'00
      The work is very simple, relying on the simple melody first heard in the cello.  All of the harmonic material and subsequent melodic material is based on the opening cello writing of this piece. Composed 2011

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      ISMN979720126111
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      Absent

      By Phillip Wilcher

      Regular price $16.00 Sale

      Oboe and piano, c.2'35.  Grade 6 AMEB

      Recorded on the CD, Into His Countenance (Wirr 012) available online


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      ISMN9790720093208
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